The New York Area's Best Lawyers

Publication:American Lawyer Magazine
Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore / Judith A. Livingston
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Summary:A full page in American Lawyer Magazine's annual listing of best lawyers showcased Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore as a law firm that has "exclusively represented plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death actions stemming from medical malpractice, general negligence, and labor law violations."

Judith Livingston said they take their responsibility completely to heart. "A lawsuit can be the only way to bring dignity back to lives that have been shattered," she said. "The people we represent have suffered greatly. They deserve our compassion and need a lawyer who will fight tirelessly for them. We take pride in doing that." Her husband, Tom Moore, agreed, adding, "We feel privileged to do this work. When we take clients on, it's a life and death situation for them. What's died is their hope for quality of life, and we get that back."

The American Lawyer article highlighted how "extraordinarily successful" the firm has been, with verdicts, as of 2007, totaling over $1 billion. Judith Livingston and Tom Moore had tried over 100 cases with verdicts of $1 million or more, and the firm had received settlements totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Judith Livingston and Tom Moore are both members of the highly prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates (membership limited to 100 at any time), and are also Fellows of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Their success, the article said, "can be traced to preparation, selectivity, and dedication to clients, as well as a profound and intimate knowledge of the law." As a result, the nine-attorney firm can devote "all of its resources to each client-bringing a unique level of individualized attention and focus to every person they represent."
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